September 23, 2009 9:38:00 AM
Your paper is getting better with each issue.
I really like the give and take of the 1. Political cartoons 2. Opinions of other editors 3. E-mails 4. Letters to editor.
Then comes along Bert Montgomery. A run-of-the-mill Socialist-Commie-Pro-Islamo-Fascist MSU instructor with the old worn out idea that all religions lead to one god and to heaven.
This could not be further from the truth. Under Islam, expansion is by the sword, suicide bombers, and planes flown into tall buildings. Women and little children are the ones who suffer greatly under this system. America, always remember 1. The Alamo 2. Pearl Harbor 3. Sept.11 New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.
Bert, if you think life under Islam is so peaceful, have your wife and daughter (if you have one) convert to Islam and see how they would enjoy it.
Clark Williams, West Point
JC commented at 9/23/2009 12:52:00 PM:
I guess we should hate Catholics (Alamo) and Shintoists (Pearl Harbor) too.
leb commented at 9/23/2009 7:08:00 PM:
Pick your poison as far as what you believe but PLEASE stop calling people names!! That is a tactic of the elementary school yard so grow up!...Opinions are like...(you know what) Deal with it. Mine? God was invented in man's own image and likeness and will reflect man's culture whatever form that takes. History has proven that Christians can be as violent as anyone else. One religion after the other changed to fit the whims of man's changing beliefs or social rules of the time. Different cultures have different beliefs and we are ill equipped as humans to judge others as to who is right and who is wrong. Personally, I agree with the author below.
"If God is willing, but not able to prevent evil in the world, then he is not omnipotent. If God is able, but not willing to prevent evil in the world, then he is malevolent. If God is both able and willing to prevent evil in the world, then whence comes evil? If God is neither willing nor able to prevent evil in the world, then why call him God?"
-- Epicurus, Greek Philosopher (341 BC-270 BC)
Q commented at 9/25/2009 9:15:00 PM:
leb, thanks for posting the quote from Epicurus. I had never seen that before, and it pretty well sums up why I have left the church. I do believe that God exists, as science (evolution) can never explain where we came from or why life exists at all. However, I have a major problem with the bible and with the way the church interprets it.
leb commented at 9/29/2009 11:32:00 AM:
The local library has a book titled "Life Assending" by Nick Lane, a renouned biochemist. In it he explains, very logically, how evolution happens. He discusses the ten most important events on it's path, including how life began, from a chemical DNA standpoint. It is an interesting take on the discussion and will add to your knowledge base when debating the origins of life on this planet. For several reviews, Google the book and follow the links.
1. Slimantics: Phil Bryant's Hunger Games LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Editorial cartoons for 2-4-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Froma Harrop: 4 New Yorkers for president? NATIONAL COLUMNS